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Forum: Lighting 05-01-2012, 01:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,700
Posted By Schneeball
In the world of LED lighting, proper current...

In the world of LED lighting, proper current through the string is key. Then you use a dimming circuit and wonder if your doing it right. :icon_mrgr
Forum: Equipment 04-15-2012, 04:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 677
Posted By Schneeball
The problem with hooking it to the faucet is you...

The problem with hooking it to the faucet is you probably have a pressure regulator on the house/apartment line. Your pressure from a hose spigot will usually be much higher which will help with...
Forum: Equipment 04-14-2012, 03:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 452
Posted By Schneeball
WD-40 works really well for most sticker glue...

WD-40 works really well for most sticker glue also. It will leave a little residue but you can follow up with the Isopropyl alcohol to remove that.
Forum: Lighting 04-12-2012, 03:35 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,805
Posted By Schneeball
I got my aluminum channel at Orchard Hardware...

I got my aluminum channel at Orchard Hardware Supply which I think is a California chain. Lowes and Home Depot didn't have the one I found when I was looking. The face is 7/8" wide and the channels...
Forum: Lighting 04-11-2012, 01:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 746
Posted By Schneeball
I agree, I went into a hydroponic place to pick...

I agree, I went into a hydroponic place to pick up some mylar and they had very nice fixtures for that type of growing, but the light given out was UGGGGGLLLY!
Forum: Lighting 04-10-2012, 04:26 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,805
Posted By Schneeball
Honestly, I don't know what it does to amps at...

Honestly, I don't know what it does to amps at each LED. I know your watts will drop a lot and the light gets dimmer, lol. I have one of those Kill-A-Watt meters. It will measure watts and total...
Forum: Lighting 04-10-2012, 03:57 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,805
Posted By Schneeball
Don't forget the dimmer/potentiometer ...

Don't forget the dimmer/potentiometer
http://www.ledgroupbuy.com/10k-ohm-1-2-watt-linear-taper-potentiometer-easy-solder/

You can get one at Radio Shack of the same value but it will be about the...
Forum: Lighting 04-10-2012, 03:48 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,805
Posted By Schneeball
Your heat sinks are going to get pretty toasty in...

Your heat sinks are going to get pretty toasty in my opinion with the 2100ma driver. I have the 1750ma driver running eight XM-L T6 on that same heat sink 3 1/2 inches apart. Turned all the way up...
Forum: Plants 04-09-2012, 05:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,841
Posted By Schneeball
Thanks, I even moved one four inch runner over to...

Thanks, I even moved one four inch runner over to my other bigger tank before i took that, love this plant!
Forum: Plants 04-09-2012, 01:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,841
Posted By Schneeball
Sorry I'm late!

Sorry I'm late!
Forum: Plants 04-04-2012, 01:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,841
Posted By Schneeball
Really liking the Ranunculus Inundatus too,...

Really liking the Ranunculus Inundatus too, thanks!
Forum: Plants 04-04-2012, 12:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,841
Posted By Schneeball
Persicaria 'Kawagoeanum'

Is anyone else growing this? I got some from zachary908 and I really like it! It transferred from emersed really well and I even have a bit outside growing emersed though we will see what happens...
Forum: Equipment 04-01-2012, 08:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 941
Posted By Schneeball
Thanks for that but I did find a couple. You are...

Thanks for that but I did find a couple. You are local however so will keep you in mind, thanks!
Forum: Equipment 04-01-2012, 08:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 941
Posted By Schneeball
Your the man, thanks again!

Your the man, thanks again!
Forum: Equipment 03-31-2012, 08:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 941
Posted By Schneeball
Kinda figured but better to ask some people who...

Kinda figured but better to ask some people who know this stuff. Thanks!
Forum: Equipment 03-31-2012, 06:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 941
Posted By Schneeball
Swagelok Check Valves

I'm looking at two part numbers and not sure which to get. The main difference I take it is the crack pressure. Would appreciate any help!

B-2C2-1
Description: Brass Poppet Check Valve, Fixed...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-29-2012, 04:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 727
Posted By Schneeball
This is one of those areas where you probably...

This is one of those areas where you probably should spend some time doing research if you want to really learn what buffers and different makeups of water can and can't do. There are a lot of...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-28-2012, 02:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 727
Posted By Schneeball
Lots of people keep discus in 8.0, I keep mine in...

Lots of people keep discus in 8.0, I keep mine in 7.6. Don't worry about it and don't use chemical buffers because they will not work in your water. Pretty much the only way your going to change it...
Forum: Equipment 03-27-2012, 01:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,956
Posted By Schneeball
Are you using polishing pads? Try taking them...

Are you using polishing pads? Try taking them out if so, I have a diffuser under my FX5 intake and it works great. I have a feeling fine media pads make it harder for fine air bubbles to make it...
Forum: Equipment 03-26-2012, 03:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,078
Posted By Schneeball
Check the back side of the per foot rolls they...

Check the back side of the per foot rolls they sell at your local fish shop, petco or petsmart. Some have a design/photo on one side and blue on the other.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-25-2012, 02:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 470
Posted By Schneeball
Question, Water Changes With Aquasoil New Amazonia

I just moved some fish into my tank which finally cycled after about three weeks. I'm getting nitrate readings so all seems to be just fine. My hardness parameters in my plain gavel tanks runs...
Forum: Equipment 03-24-2012, 03:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,498
Posted By Schneeball
I like acrylic, it's the other clear.:biggrin:

I like acrylic, it's the other clear.:biggrin:
Forum: Lighting 03-23-2012, 01:16 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,412
Posted By Schneeball
Cree give min-max temperature ratings. For XML...

Cree give min-max temperature ratings. For XML they give.
Cool white 5,000k-8,300k
Neutral white 3,700k-5,000k

http://www.cree.com/products/pdf/XLampXM-L.pdf
I don't know about others but I'm...
Forum: Lighting 03-22-2012, 01:26 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,412
Posted By Schneeball
Here is my DIY LED setup on my 100 gallon tank...

Here is my DIY LED setup on my 100 gallon tank after 2 months running 15 Cree XML T6 on a 700ma Inventronics driver burning a whopping 32 watts going through my Kill A Watt meter. I added C02 and...
Forum: Equipment 03-19-2012, 05:31 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,324
Posted By Schneeball
I'm so going to use that idea, lol, thanks!

I'm so going to use that idea, lol, thanks!
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